Make Your Smile Sizzle with a Summer Dental Cleaning

At Houston Cosmetic & Family Dental Associates in Spring, Texas, Dr. Kenneth Kirk are happy to boost your smile this summer with a routine dental exam and cleaning. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), patients who receive routine dental checkups every six months benefit from improved oral health. Our dental exams and cleanings… Read more »

A Crown Can Address Many Different Situations

There are many different reasons why Dr. might recommend that a crown be installed on one of your teeth. A crown basically replaces or restores the enamel layer of a tooth with an artificial material like gold, base metals, or porcelain. A crown is most often called for to restore a tooth that has been… Read more »

The Critical Importance of Baby Teeth

Did you know that your baby’s 20 primary teeth are already present in the jaws when he or she is born? Over the coming months and years, these will gradually start to appear. And although they are only temporary, these first teeth play a vital role in a child’s growth and development. Taking good care… Read more »

What to do About a Missing or Broken Crown

When restores a tooth with a crown it is intended to be durable and to last for a long time. Unfortunately, things like a blow to the face, a hard fall or issues with chronic gum disease can weaken the cement anchoring one of your crowns or even cause the abutment to break off. If… Read more »

Easing Your Dental Anxiety

There are a number of people who get nervous, or even anxious, when they visit a dental office. Some people are fearful enough that they will even avoid going to the dentist at all costs. Does this describe you? Don’t worry; there are ways to ease your dental fears. Communication One of the main keys… Read more »

Root Canal Treatment 101

Something is amiss in your mouth. If you have any of the following symptoms, Dr. may recommend root canal treatment: • Severe toothache • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures • Discolored tooth • Swollen, tender gums • Persistent pimple on the gums Be aware that sometimes no symptoms are present. Why is a… Read more »

Make Your Smile Brighter with a Spring Cleaning

Winter is slowly leaving us and spring is finally on its way, and if you are invigorated by the spring cleaning bug, you are at home with sweeping out the old, refreshing what’s left, and welcoming in the new. Spring is a time for letting fresher air in, our psyches and bodies are ready for… Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Give You a White and Even Smile

Deeply stained teeth or teeth with small chips and other imperfections can lead you to explore your options to improve your smile. Many people looking for a better smile are interested in being fitted for dental veneers. Dental veneers are essentially thin porcelain shells, that are custom crafted in a dental lab to fit seamlessly… Read more »

Different Uses for Dental Implants

Initially dental implants were only used to replace an individual tooth that was lost to severe tooth decay or deep fracture. Over the course of the past two decades, dental implant technology and techniques have continued to advance. Now they can also be used to anchor a bridge or create anchor points to lock removable… Read more »

The Dangers Posed by Hardened Tartar at the Gum Line

The American Dental Association estimates that approximately 47% of all people over 30 years old have some degree of gum disease. At the same time the CDC also reports that that 64% of seniors over age 65 have moderate to severe gum disease. Advanced gum disease, known as periodontitis, can cause your gums to pull… Read more »